Steep vs. Cheap: Runway to Real Way

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Aly Walansky on Aug 18, 2008 at 11:19AM

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Designer Looks for Less

a Aly Walansky on Aug 18, 2008 at 11:19AM

What little girl doesn't gaze enviously at runway stills, wanting to be those beautiful models in their glamorous dresses? Then, the sad day comes that said ingenue grows up and discovers her weekly paycheck couldn't even afford her the shoes adorning the runway goddesses' feet.

Well, tell that still-weeping girl inside you to dry her tears—a limited budget doesn't have to mean fewer options. Read on for sexy and fun affordable alternatives to some of today's hottest runway looks.

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